Creating a perfect, stress-free-bedroom

If you value your sleep, which you really should do considering it provides you with the energy and rest you need to make every day count, then you should be doing all you can to send yourself to sleep every night. But what is the best way to do this? 

Is it to have a cup of cocoa or Horlicks before bed? 
Is it to take sleeping pills? 
Is it to go to bed early, or go to bed when you are actually tired? 

I suppose everybody has different techniques when it comes to falling to sleep at night, and these tactics may very well work. But, the best thing you can do to send yourself to sleep, no matter how easily you fall off to sleep each night, is to create yourself a sleeping oasis. 

More to the point, you should create yourself a perfect, stress-free bedroom. 

Regulate the light in the room

In order to make your bedroom as sleep inducing as can be, you need to ensure that the light within it is regulated, especially at night time.

Specifically, this means that your bedroom should be bathed in complete darkness at night time, no light should be able to creep in. Light stimulates the body and mind, and when they are stimulated they can’t shut off and fall to sleep. So, make sure that not light cannot creep into your bedroom at night, whether it be light from your upstairs landing area, light from a street light outside, or light from an exceedingly bright moon. 

Investing in window coverings that offer a complete blackout when nightfall arrives is the best way to do this. But, these coverings should also allow light in when the morning turns up so that your body is properly reinvigorated when morning comes. So, choose wisely!

Keep the room de-cluttered and spacious

Keeping your bed tidy and clutter free isn’t the only thing that you should be doing when it comes to creating a relaxing, sleep-inducing environment in your bedroom. No, you should be ensuring the whole room follows suit too.

The first thing you need do is accept that there is just no getting around it, you’re going to have to do some tidying up and organising in your bedroom. You’re going to have put your clothes in your wardrobe, and not have them draping over any chairs or, even worse, lying on the floor. You’re going to have to make sure your desk isn’t full of different bits and bobs. You’re going to have to keep the bin in your room clutter free at all times. And you're going to have to do all of these things in order to stop your brain from getting distracted by anything when the time comes for it to switch off.

To further lessen the chance of your brain becoming distracted by its environment make sure the room is as scarce and as spacious as can be. This could mean making use of all the space in your room by, say, taking out your radiators and replacing them with horizontal column radiators. It could mean replacing your bedside tables and your desk with suspended tables, so you can make use of the space beneath. Or it could simply mean taking out everything you don’t need in the room and keeping only the sleeping necessities in it. 

Use sleep technology

Sleep technology is something that you should be bringing into your bedroom if you are stricken with the plight of insomnia each and every night. Why? Because it helps you sleep, of course!

Sleep technology comes in many different forms; the most famous of these forms, however, is the memory foam mattress. This is a type of technology, more to the point a type of mattress, that cradles and comforts those that sleep upon to it to the point where they simple cannot help but drift away to sleep. There is the traditional style that tends to all the body’s pressure points and ensure they are all relaxed enough for sleep. There is the air cooled style that helps to keep those that sleep upon it as warm or as cool as they need to be all night long. And there is the gel style which offers a firm, strong bed on which to lay upon.

Whichever memory foam mattress suit your sleeping needs the best, just make sure you have one waiting for you in your bedroom each and every night if you value your sleeping pattern!

Ventilate your bedroom’s temperature

In order to stimulate a good night’s sleep, your bedroom must be correctly ventilated. More to the point, it must be able to fight nasty chills and warm them up, and it must be able to tackle uncomfortable heats too.

Now, this could mean that you keep your bedroom windows either open or closed at night. But, what with the unpredictability of today's climate, you never know what kind of temperature you’re going to have to face. So, if you’re really serious about maintaining a comfortable temperature all night long, then you’re going to have to do more. 

What you can do is simply switch from opening or closing your windows, to opening or closing your bedroom door. By keeping your bedroom door open you avoid the room becoming too stuffy without having to face a cold temperature coming in from the outside of the world. By closing your bedroom door at night, you allow your bedroom to retain all the heat it needs to see you stay warm, especially on a cold winter’s night. 

Pay attention to the colour scheme

You may be thinking that the colour scheme in your room is of no importance when you’re trying to create the perfect sleeping oasis because of the fact that you won’t be able to see it in the darkness of night. But, your bedroom’s colour scheme is in fact one of the most important things for you to be focusing on because it promotes relaxation when your lights are still on, and then ultimately sleep when they are off.

It is recommended that your bedroom walls should be adorned in colours like teal blue and raspberry pink because they are borne of cool hues.

Creating a perfect, stress-free bedroom might just be the thing you need to do to improve your sleeping pattern. And, if you take heed of the advice above when you do so, you’ll be sure to fix it in no time. Whether it’s a case of spending big on sleep technology or a new bed, or simply deciding to vent your room through its door, and not its windows, using these tips will help. You deserve a good night’s sleep every single night.

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